Gavin de Becker & Associates (GDBA) protects the worlds most influential and at-risk public figures.  Founded in 1978 by 3-time Presidential appointee, Gavin de Becker, our firm’s Protectors, Analysts, and Investigators are committed to our mission of protecting human life through the assessment, prediction, and management of violence. 

Learn more about our organization on our website or our LinkedIn page.

**** First year earnings start at a minimum of $90k based on a 40-hour work week. Earnings potential of up to $100k commensurate with experience. A sign-on bonus and training scholarship are also available (see details below). Visit our Earnings and Benefits Page to learn more about additional overtime opportunities, bonuses, travel pay, and more:** 


Mission: The Safety, Privacy and Wellbeing of our Clients.

  • Provide protection and logistical support at clients' homes and when they travel
  • Detect and defeat adversaries
  • Create and maintain readiness to meet any threat
  • Survey and prepare locations prior to arrival of the protected person
  • Coordinate and execute plans for security and medical emergencies

Who You Are:

Armed Security Agents must possess a valid California Concealed Carry Permit or valid Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) permit. Assuming the role of "Protector", these individuals advise at-risk public figure clients and provide protective coverage for them where they're needed most - at their homes, offices and during travel. 

Interested candidates should expect the following:

  • $3k-$10k sign-on bonus (commensurate with experience and training academy performance)
  • Industry-Leading Compensation 
  • International/Domestic Travel when required
  • 12-Day Introductory Training Academy, plus continual training and qualifications 
  • Highest Standard of Quality and Resources in the Industry
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, 401k. 
  • Gym, Massage, Ammunition and Cellphone Reimbursements. 


Successful Candidates will have these attributes:

  • Valid California Concealed Carry Weapon (CCW) Permit or LEOSA Permit
  • Wish to be of service and protect others
  • Excellent communication ability
  • Commitment to maintaining a high level of attentiveness and energy
  • Excellent health and fitness, able to pass physical readiness test
  • Drug and nicotine free
  • Can pass a pre-employment background investigation

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